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The H. H. Uhlig Corrosion Lab investigates the causes of failure in materials and the prevention of failure in materials, with an emphasis on nuclear materials.

New and Interesting Results

This is an etched cross section of alloy A469 from the rotor that powers the Alcator fusion experiment. The etchant, nital, stained grains more that were closer to voids and other flaws in the steel. The result is iridescent, because the surface layers of etched material are on the order of wavelengths of light. The light purple inclusion is MnS (manganese sulfide).

Photo credit: Mike Short, Rui Vieira

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Prof. Ron Ballinger
H. H. Uhlig - Our Founder
Prof. Linn Hobbs

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